Selling Olympus Equipment

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Viggo, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Viggo

    Viggo Guest

    Check for Olympus stuff. Lenses can be used on new Olympus
    digital cameras like the E-1, E-300 or E-500 (adapter necessary)

    Best regards,
    Viggo (Copenhagen - Denmark)
    Viggo, Oct 19, 2005
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  2. Viggo

    Tony Polson Guest

    Please post for sale messages on the marketplace newsgroups, not here.

    Also - Buyer Beware. Most of the OM lenses produce very disappointing
    results on the E Series digital SLRs.
    Tony Polson, Oct 20, 2005
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  3. Actually, avid users report Zuikos (especially 21 f2, 90mm f2 macro) produce
    fabulous results on the E-1, E-300 and E-500 (MF-1 adapter required.)

    John Hermanson
    Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
    21 South Lane, Huntington, NY 11743-4714
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    NEW email address!
    John Hermanson, Nov 17, 2005
  4. Viggo

    Tony Polson Guest

    That is in no way inconsistent with what I wrote.

    Unfortunately, most OM users are not "avid users" of rare and very
    expensive lenses such as the Zuiko 21mm f/2, and most OM macro
    shooters would have purchased much cheaper third party macro lenses
    rather than the rare and comparatively expensive Zuiko 90mm f/2.

    I accept that these might be stellar performers on the E Series DSLRs.
    However, most of the more prosaic lenses that most OM owners have in
    their outfits are less than stellar performers, which is why I wrote
    the warning above, which I repeat for emphasis:

    "Buyer Beware. Most of the OM lenses produce very disappointing
    results on the E Series digital SLRs."

    Note I said "most", not "all". Users of the rare and expensive Zuiko
    21mm f/2 and 90mm f/2 macro can sleep soundly in their beds.

    Tony Polson, Nov 18, 2005
  5. Viggo

    Viggo Guest


    I am sorry that I did put up a selling post in the wrong forum!

    That is not the whole truth and I really wonder where you got this
    information from? Please show me some pictures with very disappointing
    results with the OM lenses?
    And I also wonder why ppl should be better of with a 21mm F/2 and a 90
    mmF/2? These are really good lenses, but on the E-system you can not always
    compare the original F value with the recommended one. (check the link in
    this mail).

    The 21mm f/2 is a good 42mm lens one the E-system with an good F-value.
    The 90 mm F/2 does not have a better recommended F-stop-value as a 50mm
    F3.5. Actually it is worse!

    I am using the E-300 with a lot of different OM lenses (makro F3,5 50mm,
    100mm F2.8 and the two easy to get 50mm F2.8 and the 28mm F2.8)
    I am also using a cheap Hanimex F4.0 80-200mm macro with fine results.

    Of course, they do not deliver the quality as the original (expensive)
    digital lenses when is comes to the F-value, vignetting and so on.
    Especially the zoom lenses are not very "fast".
    And when theres a crop factor of 2.

    But the results of all lenses are sharp - they just do not all have a good
    F-value. To say "very disappointing" is an overstatement I think. I can show
    interested people some picture if they want.
    Anyway, there is a list out there with a recommended F-stop range for OM
    lenses together with an E-system.

    I did upload the paper here in PDF format:

    Maybe someone can use it before selling/investing/using OM lenses for their
    E-system :)

    Best regards

    p.s. Ignore the priority column. It´s my own priority list :)
    p.p.s. Remember that a 50mm OM lens will act like a 100mm lens on the
    E-system etc. (crop 2)
    Viggo, Nov 19, 2005
  6. Viggo

    Colyn Guest

    Are you saying these lens are disappointing when used with the E
    series digital SLR's or are you including their performance on the OM
    series of fine film cameras??

    I have an OM-1 with several OM lens and I have no complaints about
    their performance.
    Colyn, Nov 19, 2005
  7. Viggo

    Viggo Guest

    And the performance on an E-system is also quite good for most cases - but
    on your OM system the performance is excellent in every way!

    best regards,
    Viggo, Nov 19, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest

    A lot of detailed information as to which OM lenses produce good
    results on the E Series bodies, and which do not, is available from
    Olympus Europe. It includes recommendations of the ranges of
    apertures that could be used with some lenses to obtain acceptable

    Outside that range, the results can be extremely disappointing, hence
    the perceived need to issue advice. I am surprised that you were not
    aware of this.

    I would offer to send you a copy of this information by email, however
    I have deleted it from my hard drive since I sold all my Olympus gear.
    Tony Polson, Nov 19, 2005
  9. Viggo

    Tony Polson Guest

    The precise answer to your question is in my post, to which you
    replied. What a pity you did not decide to read it before replying.
    See above.
    Tony Polson, Nov 19, 2005
  10. Viggo

    Colyn Guest

    Your answers are so convoluted, nobody can make anything of it.
    Colyn, Nov 19, 2005
  11. Viggo

    Viggo Guest

    Hi Tony

    Well, a litte besser research next time would show you, that this list is
    actually the list I uploaded and referred to in my posting (the one you
    actually replied to:)

    But thanks anyway. The list is quite hard to find on the Olympus homepage.
    If you still are interested in it, just click on the link in my posting :)

    I am. Check the linkt in my posting :)
    Thanks for the offer ;)
    Viggo, Nov 19, 2005
  12. Viggo

    Viggo Guest

    Well well well Toni. What a pity you did not read my post where you talk
    about the list with recommended F-stop ranges. You should not be so hart on
    Colyn since you made the mistake yourself :)
    Viggo, Nov 19, 2005
  13. Viggo

    Colyn Guest

    This is normal for Tony. He enjoys being an ass.
    Colyn, Nov 20, 2005
  14. Viggo

    Tony Polson Guest

    I am not interested in wasting my time doing "a little besser
    research" on equipment I no longer own, sorry.
    Tony Polson, Nov 20, 2005
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